Tom Hanks' son admits to cocaine addiction battles in series of videos 5 years ago

Tom Hanks' son admits to cocaine addiction battles in series of videos

Tom Hanks' son has revealed on social media he has an addiction to cocaine.

Chester 'Chet' Hanks, who said last year he's been battling substance abuse since he was 16, has admitted in a series of videos he's been hooked on the drug and checked into rehab earlier this summer in order to beat his demons.

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Taking to his Instagram account, the rapper said via a series of video clips: "I've been in rehab. I've been trying to get my s**t together and I'm doing pretty damn good.

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"I just really had to take a look at myself and my life and the way s**t was going and all the crazy stupid s**t I was doing and just finally admit to myself that it wasn't working."

He added: "A couple months ago I was selling coke [and] doing coke until I couldn't even snort it up my nose anymore because it was so clogged. I even smoked crack."

The musician believes his struggles with addiction stem for his lifestyle in the public eye and his difficulty trying to "fit in" and follow in his famous father's footsteps.

He explained: "It's been a long journey discovering who I am because all the pressures that I've dealt with in my life -- you know, being the son of my dad and everything."

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